Cooking Healthy Treats for your BMD !!!



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I made this web topic my own little personal project :) I personally love to cook and for me it's important to know where my ingredients come from and eat as healthy as possible. I always had issues and questioned myself when I purchased dog treats since the jerky recall and thinking that I can jeopardize my dog health by making him happy with store bought drives me crazy! By cooking my dog treat I can choose and control the ingredients for him ( I personally use Organic) . That's why I decided to put some of my homemade Berner Favorite treats on this site !!! The majority of those recipes come from my own personal research, web, friends and BMDCO members . You will see on some of them I have put my own personal tips or comments and hopefully those will be helpful. 

I would like to invite you to share your dog's favorite home treat and comments!!! Please send them to bmdcowebmaster@gmail.com , it will be a pleasure for me to post them .

Please note that I am not a specialist or nutritionist in dog food, always consult your vet for advise 

Bon appétit to our furry friends and have fun cooking for them !!!!

Best regards,

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Breath Bustin Dog Treats !!!

Thank you Deb Webster for sharing


These feature fresh mint and parsley, plus coconut oil – they promote digestion and good breath.  


INGREDIENTS:


2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cups oats

1 cup wheat bran

1/2 cup dry skim milk powder

1 cup of chicken stock low sodium, no onions

1/3 cup coconut oil melted

1/2 cup parsley

1/2 cup of mint

1/2 tsp salt


DIRECTIONS:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. a stand mixer or food processor is ideal .

Begin adding all of the dry ingrediens to your bowl and mix.

Next add the cup of chicken stock and the melted cocunut oil to the dry ingredients.

add the parsley and mint until it makes a dough ball.

Roll the dough to the desire thickness and use any cookie cutter shape.

they go in the oven at 350 degree for 20 minutes. If you want them harder let them cool down at room temperature overnight !!!



Dudley favorite frozen yogurt treat recipe ** NEW**

Thank you for sharing Lori !!!!!

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I have recently visited the website and reviewed the recipes listed, as I make my own treats for Dudley pup, my 14 month old Berner. My Husband and I eat super healthy at home ourselves, so he should too! 

 He has things he likes, and things he does not. One odd thing is he does not like peanut butter, but he likes roasted unsalted natural peanuts. This recipe should have peanut butter in it, but I omit it for him and it turns out nice. It is also super easy! 

 I bought an extra ice cube tray for this.

INGREDIENTS:

 3/4 cup non fat Greek Yogurt

1 ripe banana, peeled

2 tablespoons natural liquid honey

2 tablespoons natural peanut butter (I omit this for him)

DIRECTIONS:

 Put all ingredients into a blender. Blend at high speed until mixture becomes liquid.

Pour into ice cube tray; put in freezer and freeze until solid.

You will need a butter knife to take the little treats out.

 

These are nice on hot days, and much better for them than ice cream which is full of sugar. This does not freeze as solid or cold as a regular ice cube, so there is no fear of being too cold for body temperature.

 Cheers! 

 Lori Marsh

Sarnia, Ontario


Fish-Tastic Homemade Dog treat

I did personnaly this treat, what I love about it ? It doesn t crumble and make perfect Dog training treat. I usually keep what I need and freeze them by batches. 

INGREDIENTS:

2 6-oz cans undrained tuna or 1 15-oz can undrained salmon (look for salmon that is deboned) 

2 eggs

1 1⁄2 cups flour
1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
1 - 2 tsp garlic powder*

DIRECTIONS:

Mix all ingredients together and press into a greased 9” x13” pan (mixture will be stiff). Bake at 350o for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut into narrow strips, then dice strips into small cubes. Refrigerate or freeze.

*Garlic can be toxic to dogs. The concern is typically with large quantities of fresh garlic, not garlic
seasoning. Ask your veterinarian if garlic seasoning is appropriate for your pet. Or, just leave it out of the recipe.


Easy training treat recipes

Thank you to Kandis 

INGREDIENTS:

5 eggs

1 cup of bread crumbs

1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mix all the Ingredients in a plastic container that can go in the microwave

2. Microwave for approximately 3 minutes.




APPLE & CHEDDAR PUPCAKES

Perfect for your dog Birthday party !!! :)

for 12 pupcakes (cupcake)

INGREDIENTS:

1½ cups all-purpose flour ( I personally like to use Whole wheat or Non bleach or Quinoa flour)
¼ cup traditional rolled oats
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup applesauce
½ cup water
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 eggs
1 apple, peeled, cored and minced
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper liners.

2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder and baking soda. In a medium bowl, whisk together the applesauce, water, oil, honey and eggs, then stir in the apple and cheese. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and stir until just barely blended.

3. Spoon the batter into the muffin tins, filling almost full (you may have a couple spoonfuls of batter leftover). Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the tins for a few minutes and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.



Diabetic Dog Treats

This recipes will make 2 pounds of treats

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup whole wheat flour 

2 eggs

1 1/2 pounds beef liver, cut into pieces

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the liver into a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. If you have room, add the flour and eggs, and process until smooth. Otherwise, transfer to a bowl, and stir in the flour and eggs using a wooden spoon. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is firm. Cool, and cut into squares. The treats will have a consistency similar to a sponge. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.



Homemade Dog Biscuits for Dog Weight Loss  (low fat)

INGREDIENTS:

1 medium ripe banana
1 cup shredded carrots 

 1/4 cup applesauce, unsweetened ( you can replace by another fruit with Organic baby food jar)

1/8 cup water (you may need to add an additional 1/8 cup water)

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats

Additional flour for Rolling

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Mash the ripe banana in a small bowl.
  3. Grate the carrots, and mix with the banana.
  4. Then pour in the applesauce and water.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and oats.
  6. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the carrot mixture.
  7. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  8. Knead the dough in the bowl with your hands
  9. Fold out onto a floured surface and continue to knead until a dough has formed
  10. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  11. Cut out into 3 inch pieces (I used a carrot shaped cookie cutter). 
  12. Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. 



Wheat free sweet potato chicken

Makes 3 to 4 dozen rounds

INGREDIENTS:

2 medium Sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed

1 chicken Breast, cooked and shredded ( I usually boil the breast in a Low sodium chicken broth for more flavour)

1/2 cup of White rice Flour ( I personally use Quinoa Flour, I saw a documentary, rice and rice flour can contains Arsenic !!!!)

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 Cup of Oat flour ( if you have a grinder, take oat and grind it yourself , it s cheaper !!!)

1/2 tea spoon of honey

DIRECTIONS:

        1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper ( I prefer Silicone mat )

        2. In a large bowl mix all the ingredients one at the time, kneading well after each addition.

        3. Once dough is well mixed roll dough into 1/2 inch balls and place them 2 inches apart onto the baking   sheet. Flatten with the flour dusted back of a spoon or the bottom of a glass ( it s sticky believe me !!! )

        4. At this point your dog should be next to you sniffing ( Joke but mine does it LOL)

        5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until browned at the edge, cool and refrigerate

My own personal tips:

Do not freeze them cooked !!! they will get soggy !

If you want to freeze them ( 3-4 dozen it s quite a lot ) and there is chicken so you can not keep them more than 3 days in the fridge. What I do is I take the uncook dough and I seperate portions ( to make around 8 cookies)  by making a salami shape roll I wrap it in a saran wrap and freeze them. When I need them I take the freeze dough roll , slice them and cook them !!! Perfect and fresh each time :)



Gluten Free and Grain free treat

INGREDIENTS:

- 1 Lb ground meat ( lamb, beef, chicken, turkey ) Lamb and beef tend to be higher in fat. Chicken and turkey might be a better choice for an overweight dog.

-  1 large sweet potato ( cooked and mashed )

-  1 large egg

-  1/4 tsp garlic powder ( not garlic salt ) 

-  5 tbsp. large flake rolled oats ( organic if possible ) or 4 tbsp. ground flax seed meal

DIRECTIONS:

          1.Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mixing up very well.

          2.Lightly grease a cookie sheet with olive oil or PAM ( very slightly ). Dump ingredients on cookie sheet and spread evenly and flatly to the sides of pan. This should be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

          3.Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

          4. Remove pan from oven and use your cookie cutter at this time, if you want. If you don't have a cookie cutter, just score the 'cookie dough 

 


Whole food Market dog treat for Special diet 

Makes 2 dozen 

Special Diets:

Dairy Free , Gluten Free

Low Sodium, Vegetarian,               Sugar Conscious, Wheat Free 

INGREDIENTS:

1 banana, peeled
1 cup oat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried parsley
3 tablespoons peanut butter  & 1 egg, beaten 

My own personal tips:

 I was personally curious about the health benifit about Parsley so I google it and this is what I found in the majority of the websites I visit.

(it protects the liver, the intestines against cancer), antirheumatic, stimulant of digestion, of kidneys, eliminating toxins and kidney stones.

DIRECTIONS:

         1.Preheat oven to 300°F. 

         2. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. 

         3.Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.

         4.Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper- lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. 

         5.Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.

Storage note: It's best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats before handing them out.

Nutritional Info:

PER SERVING: Serving size: 1 each, 45 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 2g protein 



K-9-Ingredient Meatballs 

Makes: 12 servings Prep: 15 mins Bake: 15 mins

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 pound ground beef ( you can use other type of meat if you prefer) 
1/2 cup cooked brown rice ( again I prefer Quinoa )
1 carrot, shredded
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons parmigiano-reggiano cheese (
Fresh Parmesan not the one in the plastic container)
1 large egg
2 teaspoons ground turmeric

DIRECTIONS:

           1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . 

           2. Grease a muffin pan or a baking sheet. 

           3. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. 

           4. Fill each muffin tin with about 1/4 cup of the mixture, or form the mixture into 10 balls and place on the baking sheet. 

           5. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a rack. 



Vegetarian Oatmeal and Fruit Squares

INGREDIENTS:

12 Cups Oatmeal
4 Cups Flour (Whole Wheat)
8 Eggs
2/3 Cup Canola Oil
3/4 Cup Molasses
3/4 Cup Honey
1 Can Pumpkin
( Not the filling pie stuff you want Pumpkin only !!! ) 
2 Mashed Bananas

DIRECTIONS:

           1.Pre-Heat the oven to 350. 

           2.Mix all ingredients together. 

           3.On two ungreased baking sheets, pat the mixture down. 

           4.Bake for 50-60 minutes, take them out of the oven and let them completely cool before serving. 

           5.Cut them into the size of your choice for your favorite pup!

My own personal tips:

I thought 8 eggs was a bit much ( Good morning Cholesterol !!! ) So what I do is I use 2 whole eggs and the rest with only the white. I buy the egg white in a box. easy !!!!! 



Homemade dog treat recipe for dogs with ARTHRITIS

Cinnamon is good for dogs with arthritis or diabetes!

Cinnamon is good for your dog's heart since it improves circulation. It has anti-inflammatory properties which helps relieve pain in your dog's joints. Cinnamon also helps regulate blood sugar and lower cholesterol levels. If your dog is diabetic, this is the perfect treat for him. 

Apple Cinnamon Dog Biscuits

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup natural applesauce ( not sweet) (or chopped apple) ( For Variety I change the fruit flavor by getting Organic baby food jar but check the sugar contain !!!)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon parsley

1 cup cold water
1/2 cup coconut oil (or olive oil) 

 5 cup brown rice flour ( Again I use Quinoa Flour) 

1/2 cup powdered milk (or cream of wheat)

2 large eggs

DIRECTIONS:

          1.Refrigerate dough for 1.5 hours or overnight.

          2. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 



Beef Dog Treat ( homemade Jerky !!!)

This recipes is the top of the top, I am telling you , you will need patience and a bit of equipment ( a Jerky gun is required, bass pro in Vaughan do sell them for cheap) but your dog will be completely Crazy !!!!! But do not hesitate to do this recipes even if you don t have a jerky Gun or dehydrator see below for my own experience.

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb of ground beef, (preferably grass-fed) or turkey, chicken, lamb

1 cup of beef liver (or chicken liver)

DIRECTIONS:

          1.Chop the liver into pieces. 

          2.Mix it in with the ground meat. 

          3.Scoop the meat into the jerky gun ( if you have one)  and squeeze the meat mixture on the sheets of your dehydrator. If you have a  dehydrator set it at 165 degrees for about 3-4 hours, or until the meat is dry and crunchy.

My own personal tips:

I don t have a dehydrator and if I buy one my husband will most likely divorce me LOL so,

If you don t have a dehydrator and Jerky Gun :

Grease a baking sheet ( I use Olive oil PAM ) , spread the meat in the cooking sheet and bake at 250 degrees farenheit for 4-6 hours. Then you can cut them in Jerky strip roll. Work done !!!!

Also I use similar technic to Make chicken or sweet potatoe strip :

                 1. take your chicken breast and put it the freezer until it s 3/4 frozen

                 2. Slice the breast very thinly.

                 3. Grease a cooking sheet and layer the strip

                 4. Cook at 250 degree until it s dry 




 


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